50 States of Thanksgiving

When it comes to Thanksgiving, we all have our personal favorites. But what about regional tastes and preferences? We dug deep into the great state-by-state Thanksgiving debate and found what you were searching for, on our site and beyond. You might not cook your state's signature dish every turkey day, but we'll bet our bonnet you've tasted your state favorite before.

Florida: Pumpkin Flan

"What a great Thanksgiving addition! I'll make it again this year!"

-Lvarela

Alabama: Sweet Potato Dumplings

"These made the cut for Thanksgiving dinner — they are wonderful and pretty to boot."

- jredheadedwoman3

Alaska: Smoked Turkey

"I always smoke my turkey, but the icy Alaskan fall doubles the average smoking time. Believe me, it makes the turkey taste even better."

-Matt Brenna

Arizona: Cran-Turkey Enchiladas

"Wow! I really can't stress that enough. The flavors really dance on your taste buds. I will be making this again."

-barefootmommawv

Arkansas: Four-Layer Delight

"I've been making this for 30 years and it's still a family favorite!"

-JBGIN

California: Sourdough Stuffing

When you have amazing sourdough bread, the only logical thing to do is turn that bread into an epic stuffing.

Colorado: Chile Verde Con Cerdo

"Oh my goodness! I've been looking for the perfect Green Chili with Pork recipe for about two years. This is it!"

-klperry

Connecticut: Butternut Squash Pie

"This pie was absolutely delicious. I know what we'll be bringing to my aunt's for Thanksgiving dinner this year."

-AshPhile

Delaware: Turducken Roulade

"Oh my gosh, this is AMAZING! I stuffed it with cornbread and wild rice, then sprinkled each layer with creole seasoning. Everyone loved it!"

-Diana J.

Florida: Pumpkin Flan

"What a great Thanksgiving addition! I'll make it again this year!"

-Lvarela

Georgia: Key Lime Coconut Cake

"Full of zing!! Easy to make and very enjoyable."

-katew

Hawaii: Pumpkin Crunch

"What a fabulous recipe, especially for the fall."

-JudyCC

Idaho: Potatoes Supreme

"YUM! What a great potato dish!"

-Marsha D.

Illinois: White Castle Turkey Stuffing

Forget turducken, this recipe fills your turkey day bird with mini-hamburgers. Enough said.

Indiana: Persimmon & Cranberry Pie

"I brought this pie to Thanksgiving and everyone enjoyed it. They commented that the flavor reminded them of strawberries."

-Engrossed

Iowa: Strawberry Pretzel Salad

"We love this recipe — it is sweet and salty in perfect harmony!"

-Barenaked Chef

Kansas: Garlic Cream Cheese Corn

"Loved this. Totally different than any corn dish we had before."

-Lavender Lynn

Kentucky: Derby Dessert

"This pie was extremely addictive! You'd never guess how easy this fantastic pie is to make!"

-Mia in Germany

Louisiana: Carrot Souffle

"Bomb.com! I made this for a Thanksgiving potluck and my coworkers scraped the pan clean. I enjoyed both making and eating this dish."

-Icookfromabook

Maine: Chocolate Cream Pie

"My family was blown away by this pie! I am an excellent cook and have many chocolate pie recipes but this tops all of them."

-Mrs. J

Maryland: Sauerkraut Salad

"This slaw is absolutely the best I have ever eaten."

-sexygrneyes777

Massachusetts: Yam & Butternut Squash Mash

"Fantastic! The whole family loved this."

-Diana J.

Michigan: Cheesy Potato Casserole

"This was a very rich, cheesy and creamy side dish. It was absolutely delicious and very easy to make."

-nnreq

Minnesota: Wild Rice Casserole

"I absolutely loved this. Just make it, okay? You'll be glad you did."

-SilverOpera

Mississippi: Cornbread Dressing

"I totally love this dressing. It's a blessing to free up my oven on Thanksgiving and it tastes every bit as good as oven-baked."

-lhb1110_10178999

Missouri: Gooey Butter Cake

"Decadent. If you love rich cream cheese desserts, this one is for you. It has been a favorite around this family for years."

-Mysterygirl

Montana: Juicy Fruit Salad

"This was very good — very simple. One thing that makes this great is the ability to tweak to individual taste or season."

-iewe

Nebraska: Corn Casserole

"Oh my word. This was the most heavenly thing! It's a cross between cornbread and spoonbread — a truly tasty corn casserole."

-Everything's Rosie

Nevada: Waldorf Salad

"Lovely! A perfect addition to an autumn dinner party."

-BothFex

New Hampshire: Pearl Onions in Cream

"Tried this last night. It was fantastic."

-Rawli

New Jersey: Italian Meatballs

"Tender, flavorful and delicious!"

-brittanywigginnh

New Mexico: Red Chili Biscuits

"These are very yummy biscuits with GREAT TEXTURE: light and fluffy with a crisp crust. The cheese and chili combo makes for amazing flavor."

-Lalaloula

New York: Concord Grape Pie

"Very good pie. We had a harvest of concord grapes and were looking for some new ways to use them. This was the ticket!"

-Chef Suzy Q

North Carolina: Pig Picking Cake

Easy to make and easier to eat, this cake is perfect post-turkey.

North Dakota: Cookie & Cream Salad

"I'm glad I decided to make this, it was delicious! Creamy, fruity and chocolaty, all in one dessert!"

-truebrit

Ohio: Dirt Pudding

"Everybody just everybody loves when I make this."

-June Lerch

Oklahoma: Broccoli Rice Casserole

"My son, who doesn't eat any vegetables, raved about this. I loved that there is no processed cheese in it. Smooth, creamy and delicious."

-Katrina73

Oregon: Homemade Poultry Seasoning

"Perfect! This will be my new go-to recipe for poultry seasoning!"

-JanuaryBride

Pennsylvania: Potato & Bread Filling

"Everything is similar to my grandmother's recipe except she did not chop/cut the onions and celery finely! Great filling/stuffing!"

-single dad in PA

Rhode Island: Indian Pudding

"An old New England classic, this was so good and so comforting! I topped mine with whipped cream, but milk or cream would work too."

-sherylsprague68

South Carolina: Cranberry Salad

"This recipe has been in my family for years, it's a Thanksgiving staple."

-kansa

South Dakota: Easy Scalloped Corn

"Very nice recipe! I took this with me for the family Thanksgiving dinner and everyone enjoyed it very much."

-Sue Maloney

Tennessee: Whiskey-Brined Turkey

"Injecting my bird with whiskey was a huge hit with the family."

-BeckyF

Texas: Fried Turkey with Cajun Injection

"Just fried two turkeys for Thanksgiving and it was a great success!"

-Thurman Clark

Utah: Funeral Potatoes

"Man, oh man! I LOVE this recipe."

-Mr-Mom

Vermont: Cheddar Cheese Cookies

"I LOVE these! I've been making them for several years and they make wonderful appetizers."

-Judi H

Virginia: Traditional Baked Stuffing

"I really liked the stuffing, I'd been wanting to try one with milk. It turned out delicious and I think the milk made it fluff up more."

-Roxygirl in Colorado

Washington: Smoked Salmon Dip

"This is the best salmon dip, ever. The reason? Smoked salmon!"

-mary winecoff

West Virginia: Pumpkin Roll

"Excellent dessert! I add a little orange zest in the cream cheese filling and pecans on top of the filling, before rolling back up."

-Linda Kadlec

Wisconsin: Beer Cheese Spread

"Loved it. Easy, quick to make and it was a huge hit!"

-SarasotaCook

Wyoming: Pecan Pie

"Made this for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow — it looks and smells WONDERFUL! Pie was excellent tasting and very pretty."

-Chef C C